Looking forward to the arrival of our bed former/plastic layer sometime this month. We plan on laying a lot of plastic next year and putting straw in between the rows to cut down on the weeding. This will also add some extra nutrients into the soil as the straw breaks down.
Not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but the other half of this farm, broke his wrist last month so our laundry list of items has slowed down quite a bit from being completed. And as fate would have it, a logger (someone we use to buy grapple loads of wood from) stopped by and was looking for a small job to keep him busy until the next one started up. So they offered to cut down all of our pines (which has been our plan all along – said pine to be milled into lumber for our barn). They take the unusable pine away, and keep the millable (is this a word?) pine for us. We have our miller already lined up as soon as the logger is done. He will mill all of the pine for us (in 3 days time) so in the spring we can build our 24 x 36 post and beam barn. All of our permits have been submitted. The process is underway. We’ve been waiting two long years for this to happen and it is finally here. We have done many things since we moved here two years ago, but for me (an impatient person) it seems like the checking off of the laundry list is a mighty slow process. This is one great big step forward – looking forward to the progress.